EuropaProperty has successfully completed its 9th annual CEE Investment Awards at the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw, Poland. The awards gala was heralded a great success, and was once again witnessed by a select group of around 350 senior European and Central European real estate professionals; affirming the event’s status as a true landmark event for the investment sector.
Europa Capital, Panattoni Europe, IMMOFINANZ and White Star Real Estate were this year’s big winners, collecting multiple awards across all the main investment and development categories. Globalworth, Griffin Real Estate and CA IMMO also walked away with some of the big prizes.
IMMOFINANZ was deemed this year’s Investor of the Year collecting a couple of investment awards largely on the back of its record-breaking transaction that saw the company acquire the Warsaw Spire office tower from Ghelamco for €386 million.
Other big investment winners included Europa Capital, with four awards, as this year’s most successful Investment Asset Management Firm, Value Add Investor, Hotel Developer, and for the complete refurbishment of the Radisson Centrum hotel in Warsaw.
Globalworth won Office Investor for its prolific acquisition strategy throughout Poland, also receiving the CORE+ Investor honour. Griffin Real Estate was recognised by the Jury for its investment strategy in the region, winning Cross Sector Investor as well as Opportunistic Investor.
More investment recognition went to CA IMMO as Core Investor, M7 Real Estate as Warehouse Investor, and GLL Real Estate Partners was recognised for its sale of the Renaissance Building in Warsaw to KanAm.
Panattoni Europe’s Robert Dobrzycki was named this year’s Industry Professional. The warehouse and logistics developer is recognised as one of Europe’s most prolific, with its successful development model.
The Jury once again awarded Panattoni Europe as Warehouse Developer, and also selected one of their latest BTS project for Amazon in Poland as Warehouse Development of the Year.
Echo Investment’s Warsaw Brewery (Browary Warszawskie) developmnt collected this year’s Future Project award. The ongoing mixed-use scheme, in the centre of the city, was deemed by the Jurors to be the best example of a lifestyle development. Other office developments recognised by the awards included Elektrownia Powiśle, developed by White Star and Tristan Capital Partners, in Warsaw. The Project of the Year went to Great Stone Industrial Park in Belarus.
White Star Real Estate also picked up Office Developer of the Year for their recently opened office projects in Warsaw, and for their continued excellence in property management they were awarded Property Management Firm of the Year.
Accentuating the strength and interest in the region’s investment sector, were the Investment Agency Awards. Hamilton International was recognised as Newcomer, AXI Immo, celebrating 10 years on the market, collected the Local Agency award, and JLL once again walked away with the Corporate Investment Agency award.
Further company awards went to Arcadis for Professional Service Provider of the Year. TPA was once again voted this year’s best Tax and Financial Adviser, and First Title was voted the best Title Insurance Provider. Other industry winners included, Dentons, Helaba, Gleeds, Kajima, and Apleona HSG.
This year’s City award went to Katowice and Hotel Professionals were awarded the best Hotel Advisory firm. Recognising the growing influence of the flex/shared services sector on the region, one of CEE’s fastest growing flex operators, New Work, won the Serviced Office Provider award.
On behalf of our sponsors, judges and attendees, we offer our congratulations to all the winners and shortlisted nominees. Full coverage, comments, interviews and pictures will be posted in the coming days. For more trending details please visit #ceeinvestmentawards, and all other EuorpapProperty social connection avenues.